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Food, Economics, and Health$
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Alok Bhargava

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199269143

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269143.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Food, Economics, and Health

Alok Bhargava

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of changes in food consumption patterns in various countries. It then discusses economic factors and energy and micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries, food policies and children's physical and mental development in developing countries, nutritional status and labour productivity in developing countries, and diet and obesity in developed countries. An overview of subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   food consumption, nutrition, developing countries, food policy, labour productivity, diet, obesity

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